Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations.
In his coverage of threats to US democracy, politicization of the Justice Department, the oddness of our electoral system, the Biden policy agenda, and much more, he’s interested in digging deep into the mechanics of how and why US politics works (or doesn’t), surfacing submerged debates, and exploring knotty complexities.
During the Trump administration, he was Vox’s lead writer covering the Mueller investigation, impeachment, and Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election result, and he tried to look past the spin to give readers an accurate sense of what was happening in chaotic unfolding situations. He has profiled politicians such as Joe Manchin, Mitch McConnell, and Bernie Sanders, focusing not on personality but on their institutional and practical impact.
He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.